1 out of 1 members found this post helpful.
Re: Rutgers Economics Program
Oh, I just realised you were referring to Purdue's Ag Econ instead of Purdue Econ. My previous assessment was related to Purdue Econ. Notwithstanding, from the outside, Purdue Ag Econ looks kind of similar to Rutgers' in terms of the available placement information. I'd still pick Purdue over Rutgers, but that's only because I'm very very risk averse.
Originally Posted by decisions2019
Since I had some free time today, I went and searched out most of the TBD's on Purdue 2017 Ag Econ's placement list. Below are the results:
From Purdue's 2017 Ag Econ Cohort:
AA - Field Coordinator consultant for Agricultural Labor Survey
EB - Penn State Post-Doc
DK - went back to his co-founded consulting firm
KA - Visiting Scholar at Mississippi State
This was on top of 2 apparent TT-AP position in the US, 1 abroad, 1 Post-doc, and 1 teaching position in the US from the rest of the 2017 cohort. Overall, pretty comparable placement as compared to Rutgers' Econ. MSU's Ag Econ placement looks marginally better. Hard to tell, since they don't separate the masters placement from the PhD placement; but the good thing is, they have links to all their past students on their webpage, so you can technically form a list by going through all the placed students, to see if they came from the PhD or masters programme.
In my opinion, if you are going to be doing stuff in applied micro, UMD's AREC strictly dominates all other programmes. UMD's AREC is actually among the best Ag Econ-type of programme you can get into, to the best of my knowledge.